Me: I need to work on my muslin.
Skippy: You’re making a Muslim? How do you make a Muslim?
Me: No, Mus-LIN.
Any-whooo. So, after a quick explanation about what a muslin is, Skippy returned to killing zombies and I went to sew. I’m working on the bodice and midriff of my couture dress. I hand-basted all the pieces together and put them on Beulah Lou. The bodice was too big and the midriff only slightly too small. I marked the changes I think are needed, took it all apart, re-stitched some new stitching lines, and made a new piece for the midriff side front that I had somehow gotten too small.
Then I started hand-basting it together again for another fitting. When things didn’t match up as expected, I uttered a few “cuss words” and started looking at everything again. I was off by a panel so I was sewing the midriff to the bodice off-center. That’s really not a huge deal and I had only basted two panels, so I tore it out. I’ll do it again.
I have decided that when I am sewing, when I start to make certain types of “DUH!” errors, it’s time to take a break. No sense in keeping on when I’m tired or no long in the zone! I tore out the basting, folded everything together, had a snack, checked e-mail, and surfed the internet. I’ll be back to the basting shortly!
For the record, the Japanese basting thread I purchased online from Shibori Dragon (http://www.shiboridragon.com/Notions-Japanese.htm) is wonderful! Easy to baste in and super easy to rip apart. Love it!
Still boldly sewing!
One more comment about basting: When I talk about basting, my hubby always starts talking about being hungry and starts making “nom nom” sounds. Now, I can’t think, hear, say, or type the word without thinking about a roast in the oven!